Milky Way

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Milky Way over the Desert Milky Way = the galaxy that contains our solar system HeadlinesA stream of nearly 500 stars in the Milky Way is actually a family – CNNThe New History of the Milky Way – QuantaWhere is the sun located in the Milky Way?The Milky Way Has Giant …

Astronomy Links

Links related to astronomy Free!The Evening Sky Map is a monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers. Stellariumstellarium.orgstellarium-web.orgWikipedia System Soundssystem-sounds.com AppsA galaxy of sunsA galaxy of suns – Horizon Festival HeadlinesAstronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets WorseAn alien comet from another star is soaring through our solar systemNew …

Space Time with Stuart Gary

Recommended ListeningSpace Time hosted by Stuart Gary, is a journey into antipodean astronomy. The virtual tour across the universe dives deep into the latest science headlines and often includes the countdown of rocket launches for soundscape fans. Gary’s conversations with scientists are inspired bits of eureka moments. The program has a storied history and numerous …

European Southern Observatory

Photo: Under the celestial arch The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy. It carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities for astronomy, in order to enable important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting …

Astrotourism

Buzzwords Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, telescope tours, and more at International Dark Sky Places. Some say the best part of parks can only be experienced after sunset. Look up and there’s a galaxy to behold. HeadlinesYour Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimesastrotourism-stars-sightseeing-telescopes-where-to-gohttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/astrotourism-new-sustainable-travel-trend/ Elsewhere on the …

Astronomy

Photo: Martin Heigan, Great Nebula of Orion Astronomy = the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole Headlineshttps://www.skatelescope.org/news/ska-precursor-telescope-meerkat-inaugurated-south-africahttp://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/07/Every_point_is_a_galaxy Planeta.com

Astronomy on Tap Las Vegas: The Birth of Planets

Poster Astronomy Aleworks (@AAleworks, 7350 Eastgate Road #170 Henderson) hosts the fifth Astronomy on Tap event in greater Las Vegas. The presentation ‘The Birth of Planets!’ takes place Tuesday, February 27. Enjoy delicious brews while hearing about the universe and competing in space-themed trivia (with prizes)! Trivia Questions range from science to sci-fi. Key Links …

Black Hole

Photo: Event Horizon Telescope, Black hole at the center of Messier 87 Black Hole = a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape 2019: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) @ehtelescope has released a photo of the event horizon of a black hole at the heart of …

Hubble

Buzzwords Hubble = space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 Key Links https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.html https://www.spacetelescope.org Headlines Exploring the Expanse: 30 Years of Hubble Discoveries https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/hubble-in-safe-mode-as-gyro-issues-are-diagnosed Planeta.com Astronomy Spacecraft Telescopes